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  • Born in Dallas, Texas and now happily domiciled in Los Angeles, bass player Edwin Livingston could be described as being on the crest of a wave.  His CD 'Transitions' was released in late 2010 and when recently I caught up…
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  • Law school creates more than a few challenges. There are hours upon hours of studying, grueling hours interning at law firms, and financial bills that need to find a way to get paid. For many law students the adversity is…
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  •  New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton has never conformed to anyone or anything. Reading his Facebook posts and Twitter “tweets”, you sort of get an idea about how un-traditional he is. He speaks his mind and, should someone attempt to challenge…
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  • Kem Owens
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    Adekemi Owens, known professionally and affectionately to music fans as "Kem," has come a long way from Nashville, Tennessee to his current hometown of Detroit, Michigan. So, one figures that is why this musical genius has written and performed songs…
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Nicky Depaola's 2003 release is taking off. Featuring sax legend Ernie Watts and Jerry Stucker guitar/producer. DePaola's "Uptown Mood" recorded at Capitol Studios (Hollywood) and Different Fur Recording (San Francisco) is a collection of hip jazz standards "Funked-Up" (particularly the first cut: "A Day In The Life Of A Fool"). After touring and some radio support Nicky's fan base is beginning to increase rapidly. "Uptown Mood" is on the Los Angeles based indie label Rhombus Records.

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Headhunter’s legend Paul Jackson Is Back On Top. BackDoor Records catalog # BD1041. Paul Jackson, the legendary bass player and founding member of "Herbie Hancock and The Headhunters" has just released another long awaited solo album entitled "Funk On A Stick" on BackDoor Records. This is a jazz-funk masterpiece. The track "Funky Fingers" featuring Jackson on bass and vocals, Mike Clark on drums, percussionist Bill Summers, jazz keyboard legend Herbie Hancock and Jerry Stucker on guitar is remin